Canadian Mom Blog Network is hosting an Earth Day Challenge and I am glad to be a part of it!
Here are Some facts I learned about Earth Day last night form the April issue of Harrowsmith
-Earth Day turns 40 this year.
-After the first demonstration in 1970 that involved 20 million people it was declared an annual event
-Canada registered Earth Day as a National Charity in 1990.
What we are doing to celebrate-
I believe in discussing environmental matters with the kids not just on Earth Day but everyday! We discuss matters such as planting trees to clean the air. Growing our own produce and freeze/can it for the winter to avoid racking up "food miles" purchasing produce in the winter months such as squash from Mexico and berries from Florida. The kids have fabulous lunch bags that are neoprene (wetsuit material, machine washable) and reusable containers that they use everyday for school , I wish I bought one for myself! We also recycle weekly and try to reuse when we can. I think this year we will take the kids for a walk around our village to gather up trash.
What is going on in my community-
There are so many Earth day events going on all around. Checking your local paper is a great place to start.Our city has 2 community clean ups going on and a local High School has a Green Living and Technology Fair going on. A local park is having an Earth Day birthday party sponsored by Tim Horton's that is including games, a clean-up of the park and picnic. We have a yearly pass to a local pioneer village and they are running an Earth day program on the 25th that we are planning to attend provided the weather is good.
This post was written as a part of the Earth Day Challenge hosted by The Canadian Mom Blog Network in Partnership with Mom Central, Majesta, and Fenigo.com
Earth Day Giveaway
In honor of Earth Day I would like to give one lucky reader a mail in coupon for a free bottle of the new Sunlight Green Clean laundry soap.(Canada only, value of $8.99 plus taxes)
To enter:(leave a separate comment for each)
1 follow my blog, or tell me if you already are
2 tell me what you will be doing to celebrate Earth Day
3 vote for me on topmommyblogs(click brown box on right side of blog)
4 post my giveaway on your blog and send me the link in your comment
For multiple entries you can do #2 and #3 above once daily. Please make sure your email is visible to me so I can contact if you win. Contest closes April 29th!